Paint Scheme Report: Chicagoland Speedway


A new feature to Turn 4 Racing News, the “Paint Scheme Report” will depict which cars came to the track looking great and which ones did not. This social media driven report will use pictures found on twitter and discuss what’s great or not so great about the different schemes.

This week, NASCAR is in the “Windy City” of Chicago, IL for the opening race in the Challenger Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. With a lot on the line for the 16 Chase competitors, they each hope for a good run in order to gain some momentum because that is the key to this season’s championship. Sponsors want their cars looking good this weekend as all eye’s are on Chicaogland Speedway. Many teams brought out their primary paint schemes, but we’ll still take a look at them in this week’s edition of the Paint Scheme Report.

The Good

Kyle Busch’s No. 18 M&M’s Toyota

Although I still prefer the M&M’s paint scheme from last season, this one still looks pretty cool. All the colors come together nicely and definitely make Busch look like the “Candy Man” out on the track. Unlike most cars, the yellow splitter, banner, and roof top number on this car blend in nicely.

Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 Dollar General Toyota   

Sticking with the Joe Gibbs Racing theme, I have always liked Kenseth’s Dollar General scheme. Sticking with one color tends to make the car look good. It is another that wears the yellow Chase signifying aspects well.

Landon Cassill’s No. 40 Snap Fitness Chevrolet

One of the best looking schemes in Chicago this weekend is on the No. 40 Snap Fitness Chevrolet. Like I have mentioned in previous editions, neon colors always look great on cars. This redish-pink color isn’t fully-neon, but its pretty close and still looks fantastic. It would be cool to see it running well on Sunday afternoon.

The Bad

Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Scotch Blue Ford 

Typically, having blue on the car looks great. In this case though, it doesn’t work with the combination of black and white as well. If the scheme had a mix of blue and white only, it would definitely make “The Good” list. Overall, this was a swing and miss by the No. 16 team.

Check back next week for a look at the paint schemes that will run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.


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